New Senior Center Director, Familiar Face
By Henry Street Settlement
Henry Street Settlement is delighted to introduce Jasmine Corchado as the new director of the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center. Jasmine is no stranger to Henry Street; a lifelong resident of Vladeck Houses, she first encountered the agency as a Summer Youth Employment Program participant. She later joined the team as an administrative assistant with the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and within a year was promoted to caseworker, serving for 11 years.
“Seniors are often misunderstood. They have a lot to offer and they have experience to share.”
Though Jasmine worked in the construction business for the last six years, she says it feels like she never left Henry Street. She has continued advocating for seniors within the Vladeck Houses where she also cares for her 74-year-old mother. “Seniors are often misunderstood. They have a lot to offer and they have experience to share.”
The Senior Center reopened in June 2021 for in-person services after having gone remote during the pandemic. Jasmine says she has seen a lot of changes in the community since COVID hit, and some seniors are feeling less secure. “[That’s why] the center is important,” she says. “It is a safe place to interact, share what they’re going through, and have a support system.”
Senior Services Director Cindy Singh says, “I am excited to have Jasmine Corchado join our team. As we shift from response to recovery, Jasmine’s strong connection with the community is precisely what our center needs as we come back from the pandemic.”
Jasmine is looking forward to spending her first weeks on the job collecting ideas and feedback to strengthen the Senior Center. “To be in this position, I feel I can do a lot more and listen to the senior community and what their needs and wants are. The center is theirs. We work for them.”
The Senior Services community is invited to attend a meet-and-greet with Jasmine on Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m., and Monday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m.